Category Archive: vacation

Bulabog Putian National Park

  Every year, for Easter, the family wants to go somewhere way too crowded.  One year we went to the island of Guimaras and climbed a hill to a big cross.  Not so… Continue reading

Hong Kong & Disneyland

  We needed to leave the country so I could get a balikbayan stamp in my passport. More about that fun here:  https://expatinphilippines.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/traveling-for-a-balikbayan-stamp We decided a trip to Hong Kong was in order.… Continue reading

Traveling for a balikbayan stamp

I have been doing the tourist visa extensions for a couple years.  While easy, it does get a bit expensive. For a breakdown of fees, and my experiences you can read this post:… Continue reading

1st Annivesary. Reality v Expectations

Your problems, your fears, your flaws, and all of your positive traits go with you no matter where you are.  Going abroad may be the answer for some or the beginning of the… Continue reading

Valentines at Boracay – and a Marriage Proposal

Valentines is coming up so time for a trip.  It is the one year anniversary of me arriving in the Philippines and of meeting Melane.  So I want to go back to Boracay. … Continue reading

christmas in Manila

Christmas in Manila I have a long list of places I want to visit. I have a very short list of places I do not want to go.  Manila.  I think that is… Continue reading

Men are pigs!

“Men are Pigs.”  “You guys are only there for cheap sex.”  These, among other things, are often said by people who have no idea why someone would move 8,000 miles away from home. … Continue reading

Crabbing & General Beach Fun – Boracay 2013

Every morning we went crabbing.  Our first morning we saw others grabbing at seaweed that was washing up and getting something.  OK there was that one girl that would grab the seaweed, scream,… Continue reading

Blue Mango Inn – Boracay 2013

When we got to the Blue Mango Inn they apologized for not picking us up at the station but since we made our reservations through Agoda they did not have our flight info. … Continue reading

Boracay 2013 – The worlds #1 island

One of the biggest tourist destinations in the Philippines is the small island of Boracay.  The island is only about 7 km long so by big I mean the island gets over 1… Continue reading

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